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  • CHANDRA CERRITO - MERCURY 20

    FOURTH WALL - OAK STOP

    05.07.16

    Some Oakland art shows reported by Maura McMichael

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    Chandra Cerrito Contemporary: Penny Olson - From the Floor; Cathy Cunningham - Little, Manifesting Luminance

    Comment by Maura McMichael: The art at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary is simultaneously simple and bold.

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    Plaid digital photography by Penny Olson.

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    Penny Olson took photos of the gallery floor for these pieces.

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    Geometric boxes and light interact to illuminate the walls in different patterns.

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    These Cathy Cunningham art pieces remind me of Windows 99 screensavers.

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    Detail of a piece that uses circles instead of rectangles.

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    The simplest of the four pieces by Cathy Cunningham.

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    Mercury 20: Mary Curtis Ratcliff - Full Circle; JoAnn Biagini - And Again; Kathleen King - Square Peg.

    Review by Maura McMichael: Three women rock their art work at Mercury 20.

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    Mary Curtis Ratcliff art - varied mediums express ideas of nature.

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    Mary Curtis Ratcliff suspended and mounted circular works.

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    JoAnn Biagini puts polka dots on top of tree imagery.

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    Collage's have many layers, playing neutrals against bright hues.

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    Kathleen King assembled many sculpture on the wall.

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    Sculpture of found wood and spray paint.

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    The Fourth Wall Gallery: Terry Hoff - BOP 2

    Review by Maura McMichael: In the words of the artist, "...oddly new yet familiar."

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    Cloud like collaged paint splatters - art by Terry Hoff.

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    Resin pours are popular with Terry Hoff.

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    Unusual animal faces creep out of the backround.

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    Assembly of individual panels in corner.

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    Terry Hoff has a bizarre imagination that borders cute and creepy at the same time.

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    Dead face collage by Terry Hoff.

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    Oak Stop: Brette Sim - Self Love First

    Review by Maura McMichael: Large solo show by Brette Sims in a multifunctional space.

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    Mixed media pieces by Brette Sim steal this show.

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    "They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds".

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    Brette Sims focuses on portraits of strong women.

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    Illustrations have a great style, but were scaled up too large.

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    Irrepressible women are the subject of this show.

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    80's color palette is the most vibrant of all of them.

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